A24: Gurduwanga

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AIATSIS Code: 
A24
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gurduwanga

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wadjari (Kurduwongga)
Thesaurus heading language
Gurduwanga language A24
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gurduwanga language (A24) (WA SG50-07)
Tindale (1974)
Baialdju (Widi name), Cheangwa (a place name south of the middle Sanford River), Iirrawad-'ari, Irawadjari, Jamadji (general term for aborigines in contrast with white men-not a tribal term), Kurduwonga, Kurduwongga (see above), Maliara (means 'east' and is merely a directional term applied to some hordes in the Sanford River area), Miliara, Miliarra, Pidong (general term of disrespect meaning 'rock hole people' applied to those who depend on precarious water supplies), Wad'arri, Wadgaree, Wadjeri, Waian-wonga, Wajari, Wajeri, Wajjari, Wardal (of the Barimaia means 'west’ hence by extension ‘westerns’), Yajeri (typographical error for Wajeri), Yamaidyi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Kurduwonga
Kurduwongga
Wadjari
Baialdju
Cheangwa
Iirrawad ari
Irawadjari
Jamadji
Maliara
Miliara
Miliarra
Pidong
Wadarri
Wadgaree
Wadjeri
Waian wonga
Wajari
Wajeri
Wajjari
Wardal
Yajeri
Yamaidyi
Comment
Language comment
References

Bates, Daisy. c.1929. Songs, dances, etc. - Corroborees and songs, Murchison. (pMS 3036)
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region: Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
WA
Location information
According to other informants, the place Jagarang (Mount Gould) was the central place in Wadjari territory. This is a remarkably accurate observation as is shown by the map; and the people of that area claim to have kurduwongga, i.e., 'true speech' (Tindale 1974). Mt. Gould north west of Robinson Range between Gascoyne and Murchison Rivers (Oates 1975:80).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)WadjariGurduwanga
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KarduKurduwongga (Gurduwanga)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKarduKurduwongga